Cristiano Ronaldo, Frenkie de Jong, Marc Cucurella. What could happen before deadline?

The English Premier League transfer window closes on September 1 and many of the big sides have already made plenty of deals this summer. However, with the season starting this weekend, clubs will spend the next few weeks beefing up their squads and deciding who stays or leaves.

ESPN’s writers have everything you need to know about the top teams’ hopes and delve into potential deals. Who comes in? Who will leave before the deadline?

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Major Ins (£97.9m): Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund, £54m; Kalvin Phillips, Leeds United, £43.9m; Stefan Ortega, Arminia Bielefeld, free.

Big Outs (£172.8m): Raheem Sterling, Chelsea, £50.6m; Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal, £46.9m; Oleksandr Zinchenko, Arsenal, £31.5m; Gavin Bazunu, Southampton, £12.6m; Romeo Lavia, Southampton, £11.1m; Pedro Porro, Sporting CP, £7.7m; Darko Gyabi, Leeds, £5.2m; Ko Itakura, Borussia Monchengladbach, £4.5m; Zack Steffen, Middlesbrough, loan; Yangel Herrera, Girona, loan; Jayden Braaf, Borussia Dortmund, free transfer; Fernandinho, Athletico Paranaense, free.

Who are the main targets now? After signing Haaland and Phillips, Pep Guardiola wants to strengthen his squad with a left-back. Marc Cucurella is City’s top target but they have already informed Brighton they will not meet their £50m valuation. A deal could still go through, but first a compromise would need to be found on the fee. A couple of other options linked to Etihad include RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol and Anderlecht’s Sergio Gomez.

who could go Most of City’s key outputs – Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Oleksandr Zinchenko – have already been confirmed and Guardiola doesn’t expect another big exit before the deadline. Chelsea are still hovering around Nathan Ake, but as things stand, City believe he’s staying. — Rob Dawson.



Mark Ogden says Mohamed Salah’s signing by 2025 can only be good news for Liverpool.


LIVERPOOL (£-4.6m)

Major Ins (£77.2m): Darwin Nunez, Benfica, £67.5m; Fabio Carvalho, Fulham, £5.3m; Calvin Ramsay, Aberdeen, £4.4million.

Major outs (£72.6m): Sadio Mane, Bayern Munich, £28.8m; Neco Williams, Nottingham Forest, £18m, Takumi Minamino, Monaco, £13.5m; Marko Grujic, Porto, £8m; Ben Davies, Rangers, £4.2m; Divock Origi, AC Milan, free; Sheyi Ojo, Cardiff, free; Ben Woodburn, Preston, free; Loris Karius, released.

Who are the main targets now? They are not planning any other big signings for this window but all efforts will now focus on securing a deal for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham to join Anfield next summer.

who could go Mohamed Salah has signed a new contract but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may leave Liverpool later this month despite picking up a hamstring injury that will likely keep him out until October. The former Arsenal midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and has been pursued by West Ham. — Markus Ogden



Don Hutchison explains why Kalidou Koulibaly is an incredible signing for Chelsea.


CHELSEA (£-93m)

Major Ins (£93m): Raheem Sterling, Manchester City, £50.6m; Kalidou Koulibaly, Naples, £34.2m; Gabriel Slonina, Chicago Fire, £8.2m; Omari Hutchinson, Arsenal, free

Major Outs (£0m): Romelu Lukaku, Inter Milan, loan; Tino Anjorin, Huddersfield, loan; Andreas Christensen, Barcelona, ​​available; Antonio Ruediger, Real Madrid, free; Danny Drinkwater, released; Charlie Musonda, published.

Who are the main targets now? Having missed out on Sevilla’s £50million defender Jules Kounde, Chelsea still want a centre-back and Leicester’s Wesley Fofana and Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar are both on the target list. Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard is another option, as is Leipzig’s Gvardiol. Sources told ESPN that the club were ready to challenge Manchester City for Brighton left-back Cucurella, while Inter’s Denzel Dumfries and Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters have also been linked. At midfield, the club have reached an agreement to sign 18-year-old Aston Villa midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka in a deal that could reach £20m, sources told ESPN.

who could go Timo Werner is wanted by Juventus and allowed to leave Stamford Bridge if the Serie A side propose the right deal. Malang Sarr should leave, while Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta may leave before the transfer deadline, possibly to Barcelona. – Mark Ogden



James Olley discusses how Richarlison could fit into Tottenham’s Antonio Conte plans.


TOTTENHAM (£-47.3m)

Major Ins (£91.7m): Richarlison, Everton, £52.2m; Yves Bissouma, Brighton, £26.3m; Djed Spence, Middlesbrough, £13.2m; Clement Lenglet, Barcelona, ​​on loan; Ivan Perisic, Inter Milan, free; Fraser Forster, Southampton, free.

Big Outs (£44.4m): Steven Bergwijn, Ajax, £28.1m; Jack Clarke, Sunderland, £10m; Cameron Carter-Vickers, Celtic, £6.3m; Troy Parrott, Preston, loan; Dane Scarlett, Portsmouth, on loan.

Who are the main targets now? Spurs were already busy securing their key targets. They often move late in the player window so nothing can be ruled out, but further signings look unlikely as things stand.

who could go Bergwijn has already joined Ajax while a host of other players have been told they can find a new club, including Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Emerson Royal. — James Olley.



Julien Laurens unveils Arsenal’s first summer signing, Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira.


ARSENAL (-£103.1m)

Major Ins (£118.9m): Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City, £46.9m; Fabio Vieira, Porto, £31.5m; Oleksandr Zinchenko, Manchester City, £31.5m; Matt Turner, New England Revolution, £5.7m; Marquinhos, Sao Paulo, £3.2m.

Big Outs (£15.8m): Matteo Guendouzi, Marseille, £9.9m; Bernd Leno, Fulham, £3m; Konstantinos Mavropanos, Stuttgart, £2.9m; Nuno Tavares, Marseille, loan; Tyreece John-Jules, Ipswich, loan; Omar Rekik, Sparta Rotterdam, loan; Auston Trusty, Birmingham, loan; Alexandre Lacazette. Lyon, free; Omari Hutchinson, Chelsea, free.

Who are the main targets now? Arsenal have completed the bulk of their deal but further arrivals have not been completely ruled out. They retain an interest in Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans but have yet to make a formal move. The same goes for Lucas Paqueta in Lyon.

who could go Several players will depart, with goalkeeper Bernd Leno leaving for Fulham for an initial £3million. Elsewhere, Pablo Mari, Lucas Torreira and Hector Bellerin are likely to move on, while the club are willing to listen to offers for Nicolas Pepe and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, although the latter prefers to see the final year of his contract if possible. Winger Reiss Nelson could also leave after being loaned to Feyenoord last season. — James Olley



Steve Nicol, Frank Leboeuf and Gab Marcotti discuss Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the stadium before the final whistle in a match against Rayo Vallecano.



Major Ins (£65.13m): Lisandro Martinez, Ajax, £51.6m; Tyrell Malacia, Feyenoord, £13.5m; Christian Eriksen, Brentford, free.

Big outs (£8.55m): Andreas Pereira, Fulham, £8.5m; Dean Henderson, Nottingham Forest, loan; Paul Pogba, Juventus, free; Nemanja Matic, Roma, free; Juan Mata, released; Jesse Lingard, released; Edinson Cavani, released; Lee Grant, published

Who are the main targets now? Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong remains Erik ten Hag’s top target and United have agreed an initial fee of €65m while they have agreed to start negotiations on personal terms just before the deadline before they look elsewhere. Ten Hag also want another forward and a right-back, with a number of players under surveillance.

who could go United have too many defenders; Ten Hag will be hoping to move on to at least a few before the deadline. Eric Bailly, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are all overwhelmed, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Brandon Williams could also find themselves in the cold. Cristiano Ronaldo is keen to leave the club this summer to find regular Champions League football elsewhere. He has been linked with moves to Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, although sources have told ESPN United have yet to receive a serious offer for the 37-year-old forward. — Rob Dawson. Cristiano Ronaldo, Frenkie de Jong, Marc Cucurella. What could happen before deadline?

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